KHAR: A landslide in the Sikandaro area of Tehsil Khar in Bajaur Agency has claimed the lives of at least eight people including children and women.
The landslide occurred in the isolated area of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) after a part of the mountain gave away while the villagers were gathering mud to build houses.
Preliminary rescue operations were carried out by the villagers who recovered the bodies of six girls, one boy and one woman from the debris.
Fear of a rise in death toll has been conveyed by the security agencies as reports of more people trapped under the mudslide have emerged.
Rescue operations are underway to recover to more people from the landslide.